will the dividend be split evenly between the two companies
Sentiment: Strong Buy
My guess would be no. I do not not how the split will actually be determined, but would probably be determined based on cash flow and profitability of each new company. However, the total dividends will at least equal the current Abbott Dividend.
The expected dividends will be 1.6 for ABBV and 0.56 for ABT. This includes a slight increase from 2012. Payable in February.